MADNESS-ON FILM!

 

 
MADNESS
re-release cult film after 32 years 
‘Take It Or Leave It’ 
Released 7th October
 
Madness have today announced plans to re-release their 1981 silver screen debut, the autobiographical ‘Take It Or Leave It’, thirty-two years after its initial release. Released on October 7th the package will include a DVD of the film and an audio CD of the soundtrack, which has never previously been officially released. 
 
Directed and produced by Dave Robinson, head of Madness’ original label Stiff Records, ‘Take It Or Leave It’ provides a down-to-earth narrative of the trials and tribulations of the early career of one of Britain’s most iconic bands. With the backdrop of Camden Town, the film depicts the cult band’s epic rise from their humble start as a pub band to their first glimpse of fame. 
 
The film illustrates the gritty reality of the turbulent music industry of the 1980s in comparison to the glamorous perception of the industry today. ‘Take It Or Leave It’ features live and studio recordings of hits from Madness’s first three albums including ‘The Prince’, ‘One Step Beyond’ and ‘Baggy Trousers’. 
 
The accompanying CD soundtrack album provides an interesting perspective on the band’s early work and features 26 songs including singles, b-sides and album tracks. Two of the songs aren’t by Madness: Fats Domino’s ‘I’m Walkin’ and The Four Tops’ ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There’, both of which can be heard in the film.
 
Take It Or Leave It – full soundtrack list:
  1. Don’t Quote Me On That
  2. The Business
  3. I’m Walkin’ (Fats Domino)
  4. On The Beat Pete
  5. Don’t Look Back
  6. Reach Out I’ll Be There (The Four Tops)
  7. Embarrassment
  8. Mistakes
  9. That’s The Way To Do It
  10. Rocking In Ab 
  11. Day On The Town
  12. Swan Lake
  13. In The Middle Of The Night
  14. Razor Blade Alley
  15. Madness
  16. Steppin’ Into Line
  17. Night Boat To Cairo
  18. Sign Of The Times
  19. Solid Gone
  20. One Step Beyond…
  21. Bed & Breakfast Man
  22. The Prince
  23. Baggy Trousers
  24. Grey Day
  25. My Girl
  26. Take It or Leave It
 
 
2013 is proving to be an incredible year for the band, highlighting that their success is as strong now as it was thirty-two years ago! The band have played a number of shows over the summer and are gearing up for their biggest headline show of the year at London’s Alexandra Palace on September 28th. The legendary House Of Fun Weekender has also been confirmed for November 22nd-25th.  
 
Madness released a Special Edition of their tenth studio album ‘Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da’ earlier this year. The repacked album is full of bonus content, new tracks, a live DVD and legendary artist Sir Peter Blake dressed as Moses on the cover! For more info please click here


 
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johnny moped-live and on film!

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!

BASICALLY, JOHNNY MOPED

FILM PREMIERE AND LIVE SHOW

KOKO (The MUSIC MACHINE) CAMDEN, LONDON 19th SEPT 2013

Formed in 1974 by a group of school friends from Croydon, Johnny Moped were the band fronted by, and named after the enigmatic Paul Halford (aka Johnny Moped). By 1977 the group found themselves at the heart of the burgeoning punk scene in London and for a brief moment even looked like contenders.

‘When I first met Johnny,’ Captain Sensible – the band’s original guitarist – says, ‘I just thought, this guy is a bundle of frenetic energy; he’s a megastar waiting to happen.’

By 1978, after an intense year of activity, the band were completing their first record with Chiswick Records and things were looking promising. But whilst adding the final touches to the record, Johnny – who had recently married – started to become evasive as his mother-in-law exerted pressure on him to leave the group. “In the end we had to basically kidnap him every time we had a gig or needed to record!’ said Dave Berk, the bands drummer.

Despite being able to count both Chrissie Hynde and Captain Sensible as past members, success was not to come their way and Johnny Moped are now largely forgotten – punk rock’s great lost band!

Their story is however a fascinating one that, along with some of the era’s most innovative music deserves to be heard.

They have set up a shop which has some really rare and interesting posters, records and other memorabilia on it…click the picture below…

AND LASTLY… A PLUG FOR OUR JOHNNY MOPED ALBUM…

THE LEGENDARY OFFICIAL JOHNNY MOPED BOOTLEG ALBUM IS BACK!

Hi Tomcats! Yes, this 26 track CD and limited edition DOUBLE vinyl album contains all the stuff from the original Johnny Moped Bootleg cassette which they used to sell at gigs in ‘76 & ‘77 and some of the tracks from the bootleg freebie 7” which originally came with their debut album on Chiswick.

It features their earliest recordings from 1974 recorded in various bedrooms right through to 1977 studio out-takes and live stuff.

This is available on CD, Download and DOUBLE VINYL on these crazy colours!

CLICK THE RECORDS TO BUY ON e-BAY OR GO TO THE DG SHOP

http://damagedgoods.greedbag.com/johnny-moped/

   

SEE YOU DOWN THE FRONT ON THE 19th SEPTEMBER

Cheers

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NOFX for REBELLION 2014!

 Early Bird tickets for next year will be on sale at this years festival (see below) and so we’re already busy booking bands.

 
We’re really excited to announce that the mightyNOFX are confirmed as headliners next year. NOFX remain one of the most requested bands we’ve had and now we’re pleased to say we can give you what you want!
 
As with the RANCID booking last year, we expect loads of you that only know the band by name to be really impressed once you see them live.
 
Fat Mike and his band have been playing since 1983 – so make no mistake they are the real deal and have been on our ‘wants’ list since we started booking gigs a long time ago! We welcome NOFX to the Rebellion family and can’t wait to be partying with them in the Empress Ballroom next year.
 
Dutch Oi band EVIL CONDUCT are also confirmed for 2014 – this will be their only UK date next year.
 
SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS make a welcome return next year and we’ve also already booked SPIZZ ENERGIDIRTBOX DISCO and a few others. We’ve also got requests in for our other headliners so as usual the festival will take shape over the course of the next year but with NOFX already confirmed, we know it’s going to be a big year. So read on to see how you can get your tickets early and make a massive saving…..
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